Stone Street (horse)

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Stone Street
Stone Street 1908.jpg
1908 Kentucky Derby winner Stone Street
DamStone Nellie
CountryUnited States
BreederJames Ben Ali Haggin
OwnerC. E. "Bud" & John W. Hamilton
TrainerJohn W. Hall
Major wins
Triple Crown Race wins:
Kentucky Derby (1908)

Stone Street (1905 – 1914) was an American Thoroughbred racehorse that is primarily remembered for winning the 1908 Kentucky Derby. He was a bay colt sired by Longstreet out of the mare Stone Nellie (by imported Stonehenge). His grandsire was the great racer and top nineteenth century sire Longfellow, himself a son of the important foundation sire Leamington.[1] Stone Street was bred by noted horseman James Ben Ali Haggin, who had won the Derby in 1886 with his entry Ben Ali. Stone Street has also been called Stonestreet in other racing publications and is named after a combination of his sire and dam's names.

Stone Street Derby was trained by John W. Hall and ridden in the Derby by Arthur Pickens.[2] [3]The colt is notable because he had not won any major stakes races before the Derby and did not win another major stakes race in his entire six year racing career after the Derby.[1] The 1908 Kentucky Derby was run on a wet track, with Stone Street easily creating an early lead over the other seven contenders, who were bogged down in the mud and were in poor racing form that day. The $5 minimum bet paid $123.60 to win for Stone Street at 24 to 1 final odds. [1] As of 2009, Stone Street's winning time of 2:15 1/5 is the slowest ever recorded at the Derby's current 1-1/4 mile distance. Stone Street was euthanized in January 1914 after becoming entangled in a wire fence.[4] He had been gelded by the time of his death.[5]


  1. ^ Stone Street Pedigree
  2. ^ "Proposed Change Is Disapproved". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1910-03-29. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  3. ^ "Seven 1908 Derby Winners". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1908-06-13. Retrieved 2019-06-25.
  4. ^ "Death of a Kentucky Derby Winner". Daily Racing Form at University of Kentucky Archives. 1914-01-13. Retrieved 2019-05-22.
  5. ^ Staff (January 13, 1914). "Death of a Kentucky Derby winner". Daily Racing Form. Triangle Publications. Retrieved 22 July 2014.